Symbols - What does heaven look like
The cuckoo takes on the symbolism of all Birds, but because its song is such a distinctive double note it is especially used as a symbol of the physical and the spiritual as paired concepts. There is added symbolism because it is a bird of the Spring.
The cuckoo clock is then a symbol of the Cuckoo and the Clock.
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- Engel, C - Musical Myths and Facts - Birdsong
- Goryeo kayo - Song of the Pigeon
- Goryeo sijo - Yi Chonyon
- Hawker, Robert Stephen - We stood beside an open grave By fair Morwenna's walls of grey
- Seo Jung-ju - Beside a Chrysanthemum
- Surdas - Fatephur Sikri manuscript - NPS 1744
- Surdas - Fatephur Sikri manuscript - NPS 1806
- Surdas - Fatephur Sikri manuscript - NPS 3908
- Tranströmer, Tomas - The Cuckoo
- Wordsworth, William - Like the voice through earth and sky by the restless cuckoo sent